LUX-IDent entered the RFID transponder market in 2002 as a family-owned company which built on a long electrical engineering industry tradition in Lanškroun, Czech Republic.
Anticipating the growing importance of contactless applications, the company started developing, producing and marketing transponders based on Radio Frequency Identification Technology.
HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, acquired 100% ownership of LUX-IDent in November 2019. Being part of HID Global® offers greater value to our clients due to HID’s worldwide market presence combined with LUX’s production flexibility, consistent quality and focus on customized products manufactured in Europe.
Nowadays the core competence lies in the production of RFID inlays in 125 kHz (LF), 13.56 MHz (HF incl. NFC) and 868–915 MHz (UHF, RAIN® RFID) frequency bands.
Thanks to the in-house machine design and the broad interdisciplinary knowledge of our team, we can combine flexible antenna design and application-specific encapsulation while maintaining a leading price/quality ratio.
Making use of our strategic location in the heart of Europe, most products are exported to EU countries, with a growing clientele in the USA and Canada.
About HID Global
HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and billions of things are connected through HID technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 4,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support customers in more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.
Our coil winding technology gives LUX‑IDent’s transponders an outstanding variability to meet different customers’ needs. We produce non‑capsulated transponders that range mainly in diameters from 5 to 120 mm. While we are most often asked to produce round coils for our clients, we also make different shapes and formats upon request. Sophisticated coil winding combined with fine frequency tuning gives LUX‑IDent’s transponders an excellent read/write performance.
In 2015 we implemented wire embedding technology, allowing us to produce larger amounts of different HF antenna designs mainly in a form of pre-laminated inlays utilized by card manufacturers. It also allows us to supply bigger batches within shorter period of time.
In 2016 the production capabilities were extended to add the etched antenna technology used for HF (incl. NFC) and UHF (RAIN® RFID) inlays & labels, available in a range of standard designs or designed individually based on customer’s request and chip type.
Our machines are designed to be very productive and flexible. We can process different chips and chip modules from various IC manufacturers:
- CID Pack
- Bare die (wafer)
For special projects we are open to discuss options for using other types of chips and chip package.
Our antenna portfolio covers various formats and shapes. Our engineers are ready to help you to design your own antenna upon request.
Quality & Environment
Quality assurance is the key to LUX-IDent’s success. To maintain a high quality control and cost-effective level, whilst offering high volume production, our transponder manufacturing processes are all located in one factory. Our quality production procedures ensure high standards and value from the basic materials to the finished product. LUX-IDent is an ISO 9001:2016 and ISO 14001:2016 certified company and consistently provides products that meet applicable quality and security regulatory requirements.
All our products conform to Directive 2011/65/EU relating to the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS).
LUX-IDent s.r.o. is committed to providing products and services that are environmentally friendly throughout the entire production process and the product life cycle.
LUX-IDent works closely with well-known brands within the semiconductor industry. Keeping in regular contact with chip manufacturers and our clients allows us to react proactively in anticipation of forthcoming product upgrades, updating our clients about current issues and the latest industry innovations and helping them to complete an effortless, trouble-free transition as required.
Selected local projects
LUX-IDent, s.r.o. supplied prelaminated inlays incorporating RFID technology MIFARE® DESFire® 4kB to Státní Tiskárna cenin, s.p. (www.stc.cz). The company used the inlays for producing more than 600,000 pieces of railcards. They were issued, distributed and administered by České dráhy (www.cd.cz), intended for the customers of the railway company to be used as a medium for carrying train tickets and discounts.
Multifunctional City Card – Plzeň
LUX-IDent supplied pre-laminated inlays incorporating RFID technology MIFARE Classic® 1kB to Blackcard s. r. o. (www.blackcard.cz). This company used the inlays for producing more than 100,000 pieces of the Multifunctional City Card for the city of Plzeň. The cards are used as a prepaid fare or public transport tickets and also incorporate an e-wallet for payments such as buying entrance tickets. (www.plzenskakarta.cz).
Košice City Card
LUX-IDent supplied pre-laminated inlays incorporating RFID technology MIFARE® DESFire® 8kB to Státní tiskárna cenin, s.p. (www.stc.cz). This company used the inlays for producing more than 80,000 pieces of the City Card for the city of Košice. These were administered and distributed by Dopravný podnik mesta Košice (www.dpmk.sk). The cards have many purposes including being used either as a prepaid fare or public transport ticket which can be purchased through a reader placed in public transport vehicles. The card entitles its owner to a variety of discounts for selected services such as entrance fees to museums, art galleries, libraries and the ZOO.
We look forward to seeing you at the following exhibitions:
We will publish more information as soon as the global situation allows us to announce our participation.